Sunday, 21 August 2016

#plaque366 Bentley

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 

The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!

DROP ME A LINE or leave a comment below if you'd like to nominate a plaque for inclusion in the series

The Bentley, Chagford Steet, NW1

It’s not often that we celebrate cars on The Daily Constitutional – traffic being the mortal enemy of the London Walks guide.

But we make an exception for a British classic.

Walter Owen Bentley made his name in the world of engines during the First World War when he powered such famous aeroplanes as the Sopwith Camel. In 1919 he came down to earth with the launch of the first Bentley motor car, built right here in London.

London-made Bentleys went on to win the Le Mans 24 from 1927 – 1930.

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